Poetry: How Pain Becomes Beautiful Power

Free
Thu Mar 26, 6:00 - 8:00 PM (EDT)
Arise for Social Justice, 38 School Street, Springfield, MA  

Poetry: How Pain Becomes Beautiful Power

Trainers:

Johnie Sanders is a social worker and serves as the Homelessness Coordinator for Arise for Social Justice. Johnie is a poet who loves to write poetry with others and share in the creative process; and Jennifer Ladd, Poet, Donor Organizer and Co‐Founder of Class Action.

Class Description

In this class Johnie Sanders and Jennifer Ladd will share poems we all know and we will have time to write our own poems as well. We encourage each person to bring a poem that has moved them deeply, that has helped them name something. We will share those poems and then take time to write our own poems that we will read to one another (if people wish to do that), without critique. The focus of the gathering is on hearing and creating poems that speak to transformation. We will be witness to each other’s poems of transformation to strengthen our work for change.

Jennifer Ladd

Johnie Sanders

Arise for Social Justice, 38 School Street, Springfield, MA